Tenstorrent, a Canadian AI computer design startup, has announced its partnership with LG Electronics. The two firms will together to create chips that can power various products including smart TVs, automotive items, and data centers.
Tenstorrent, which was founded in 2016, designs computers to train and operate AI models. Its CEO Jim Keller is a prominent engineer, who has previously worked with Apple, Tesla, and AMD. While LG intends to use Tenstorrent's AI chip blueprint to design its own chips at first, the partnership is more of a long-term strategic one, according to David Bennett, Tenstorrent's chief customer officer. Additionally, Tenstorrent has also developed a processor chip using RISC-V, a new open standard chip architecture that competes with Arm Ltd's Arm architecture.